semipublic
adjective Date: 1804 1. open to some persons outside the regular constituency 2. having some features of a public institution; specifically maintained as a public service by a private nonprofit organization

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  • semipublic — [sem΄ipub′lik] adj. partly public; public in some respects, as a private institution offering some public services or facilities …   English World dictionary

  • semipublic — adjective having some of the features of public institution (Freq. 1) • Similar to: ↑public * * * “+ adjective Etymology: semi + public 1. : having some of the features of a public institution; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • semipublic — /sem ee pub lik, sem uy /, adj. partly or to some degree public. [1795 1805; SEMI + PUBLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • semipublic — adjective Somewhat, but not entirely, public Syn: semiprivate …   Wiktionary

  • semipúblic — se|mi|pú|blic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • semipublic — adj. somewhat public, partially public …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semipublic — semi·public …   English syllables

  • semipublic — sem•i•pub•lic [[t]ˌsɛm iˈpʌb lɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. partly or to some degree public • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • semipublic — /sɛmiˈpʌblɪk/ (say semee publik) adjective partly or to some degree public …   Australian English dictionary

  • Oratory — • A structure other than a parish church, set aside by Church authority for prayer and the celebration of Mass Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Oratory     Oratory      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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